Advanced Online Melodeon Classes ON DEMAND: Block 7 – Off To California NOT THE MELODY Right Hand Chords & Rhythmical Accompaniments



Block Description

Over the course of three ~1 hour video tutorials, you’ll learn:

  • The melody and chords for English hornpipe Off To California
  • How to move away from playing just the melody
  • How to develop a chord sequence using inversions and chord voicing
  • How to build more interesting RH accompaniments
  • To develop physical knowledge and confidence moving the hand from chord to chord
  • How to build varied rhythmical patterns including syncopation

Suitable for 2, 2.5 and 3 row instruments.

Sheet music and handouts are provided to accompany the classes, but there is a heavy emphasis on learning and playing by ear.

Please note that this is an archived series of recordings from classes which ran live Apr-May 2023. They have been made available here for you to revisit the content on demand in your own time.

There is no live interaction or contact time with Mel during this recorded series. For access to live Zoom classes, Q&A and email support from Mel, sign up to the current live block.

Who it’s for

Mel’s Advanced group classes are for DG melodeon players at the Advanced step on their Melodeon Journey (see guidelines)

How it works

IMPORTANT: Make sure to tick the box at checkout to receive emails from me when you enrol on this block of classes.

This triggers an automated email directing you to ‘The Melodeon Zone’ – your personal learning space here on my website.

This is where class recordings, handouts and any other relevant materials will be posted after each live class.

You can access The Zone 24/7, 365 days a year from wherever you are in the world – as long as you have internet access! 


Are the blocks of classes progressive?

No – previous participation is not required in order to sign up to a current block. Blocks are standalone.

Each block revolves around a core tune which, once taught, becomes a template for exploring techniques, rhythm, exercises etc.

Each ability level focuses on the different aspects of playing melodeon at an appropriate level of challenge suitable for each group.

How long will I have access to ‘The Melodeon Zone’ for?

You have lifetime access to the materials relevant to the block(s) you purchase via your user account.


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